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Arikorotho (Field Card)
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His songs are sung on any special occasion or at a party. "Mikango ilile ku Zomba Ndipangira ana aini atenga njirawo mangani Misasa misasa irimbe." (as written). "Lions are roaring at Zomba I am afraid for those children who go along the road. Build strong fences." (Kraal or skerm as a protection against lions). T...
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Atalwa endito (Field Card)
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"If I am late, my love, do not be worried. When I have raided the cattle I will bring them back with all speed. I will not even wait to drink as I cross the river." The great manly sport of Masai has always been cattle raidingShortly before this recording was made several men of this Arusha district raided over...
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Atalwa endito (Track)
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"I eloped with your wife and she is still with me. So what can you do about it?" sings the man. He then goes on to sing about his cattle and the hills of Aruba. The second man took over the solo part half way through the item. The simple responses by the men is said to be typical of Embrukoi singing.
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Atate wuchona kwa Rhodesia (Field Card)
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His Bango is unusual in that it has two tin resonators, one at each end. He played the strings with his left hand and beat a simple pulse on one of the resonators with his firht and miming the action at the word "Ndito", 'truly'. For the second song he turned his Bango round and held it at right angles pointing aw...
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Atu (Track)
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"So many people have been born So many people have died Now all my folks are finished So who will keep me company when I die?" This song with its antiphonal call and answer is typical of the majority of folk songs of the Chokwe heard on the mines. This kind of performance is most difficult to record effectively fo...
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Awa simene (Field Card)
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Sung in the old Ngoni style. The Chief calls out towards the end of the song that his people are the ones who came from the Swazi, down South (with the Gomani section of the Ngoni). This section migrated from Natal either just before or during the Shaka wars. "Some had brought fighting men to terrify me, but could...
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Awa simene (Track)
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Sung in the old Ngoni style. The Chief calls out towards the end of the song that his people are the ones who came from the Swazi, down South (with the Gomani section of the Ngoni). This section migrated from Natal either just before or during the Shaka wars. "Some had brought fighting men to terrify me, but could...
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Awana wane wakuluganga (Field Card)
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The Puba dance is done in teams. The girls in two lines and the boys in two lines behind them. They move to and fro in file and leap into the air in time with the rhythm of the dance music.
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